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and india and the rest of east asia and these companies can be located in the united states, europe, japan. anywhere. you got to look at it company by company to try to latch on to some of this growth we're seeing coming out of asia. >> let me talk about the united states, the market has soared about 60% since march. really which was the bottom, of course. now hitting 13 month highs this week alone. do you think there's still room to go up? if i wanted to enter this market, put new capital to work right now is that worthwhile or have i missed. >> it's >> you haven't missed it at all. what people don't realize is how much the market pell in point terms and between october 9th of 2007 and march 9th of 2009 the s&p 500 fell by 888 points. we still regained less than half of those points lost. so there's still more money on the table than we've gotten back so far. so i know people would have liked to have gotten in hard. even if they didn't there's still opportunity for good gains in stocks in the united states over the next few years. >> what about the large sort of structural issues the u.s.
billion or $40 billion of tax revenues and also bring in about $750 billion of cash into the united states. >> how do they do it? >> it's really simple. by what i would call enlightened taxation. right now foreign profits to bring back into the united states have you to pay a 35% tax on it. by implementing a reduced tax, the way it was done in 2004, all that -- all those foreign earnings will come streaming back into the united states. it's estimated to be $750 billion that's outside the united states. corporations don't have to bring it in, but they made -- when they bring it in, it's taxed. by reducing the tax, it encourages those profits to come back, and by doing that, that $750 billion will be spent here in the united states. right now multi-national corporations are cash rich off shore and are cash poor domestically, so when they have to build a research plant, a research facility, where do you think they're building? they build it where the cash is because they can't get it back here into the united states. >> to doubt you bring some of these issues up at the new york fed. you are d
with the united states. >> you say you think that the visit is good and you spoke of similar bombs, but, of course, some in this country -- some in this country may see a different symbol. he's a president disgraced, left office, received a pardon for any and all crimes he may have committed and accepted the pardon. do they understand what that means in the country and. >> i don't think they understand it. please don't put me down as i'm trying to answer questions based on my experience in china. they say watergate makes no difference. i mean, they actually quote, that could be a direct quote. it is awful close to it. so you see, they aren't dwelling on water gate. we can argue and there's plenty of room for opinion and i have my own personal opinion that i don't plan to divulge to you about how i feel about it, but i'm telling you how the chinese feel about it. >> he went on 13 years later to become the 41st president of the united states. this week his son, the 43rd, made his first post-presidency public appearance in texas. he announced plans for a public policy arm of his forthcoming president
of open candid conversations that lead to decisions being made that will benefit the united states and move us toward goals like more peaceful prosperous outcomes for us and many parts of the world. secondly, i think it is important to underscore that we see the fight against al qaeda and the syndicate of terror in the security interest of the united states. i think that kind of got lost the last eight years with a lot of talk about how it wasn't important to get bin laden, you know, that we were there for some other reason. no. it's critical to get those who attacked us. that is what we are there for and what we are trying to do is to assess the best way forward so that we can go anywhere in the united states and anywhere in the world and say the same thing. you have to understand that we believe this syndicate of terror is a threat, not just to the united states and our friends and allies, but to pakistan, afghanistan and many others. >> let me turn to the issue of china where you and the president head next. the lead of the new york times story out this morning about the preside
hillary clinton issued a state urging abdullah to stay engaged in the national dialogue and the united states will support the next afghan president. >>> meanwhile, the united nations is suspending long-term development projects in pakistan because of an increasingly deadly insurgency there. a focus on emergency and h humanitarian relief. i follows a string of attacks honoring workers and civilians on both sides of the frontier. >>> at least 20 people were killed in an explosion just outside the pakistani capital. they are among the estimated 250 people killed in recent days in what militants call retribution for a government offensive. >>> also today, north korea offered strong signs that it is ready to return to international talks concerning its nuclear program. still, the regime links suggestions with demands to the united states. pyongyang wants direct meetings with washington first before returning to the larger so-called six-party talks. if the u.s. refuses, north korea said it will, quote, go our own way. an apparent threat to enlarge its nuclear arsenal. >> now here's a look a
to copenhagen. it signals to the world that he is serious and the united states is serious about taking a step toward a final binding agreement. >> reporter: in copenhagen the president will propose the united states cut its greenhouse gas emissions in a range of 17% by 2020. >> from the environmental perspective it's not quite enough to get to where we need to be, but it's a really, really important start. >> reporter: still, not enough for some. friends of the earth call the 17% target weak. mr. obama's proposal is far less than the cuts promised by japan and the european union. even the united nations climate chief offered only lukewarm praise. >> the world is very much looking to the united states to come forward with an emission reduction target and to contribute international financial support to help developing countries. >> reporter: in other words, come up with the money so poor nations, the most vulnerable to climate change, can buy the technologies to adapt. on climate change the president has two audiences -- the world, which wants united states leadership, and the u.s. senate, whi
, developed by some of the highly regarded independence institutions in the united states, are meeting with strong resistance. >> i want to know as soon as possible if they have a cancer. if i'm only going to get a mammogram every two years and i have missed something for every two years, the impact on that patient is immeasurable. >> reporter: the researchers stress that finding tumors early does not always translate into saving lives and this vast body of evidence speaks for itself. >> women need to understand that there is a small additional benefit from starting screening at age 40 to 49, compared with starting later. but there also are a set of couple la lating harms. >> reporter: the big problem is between between the ages of 40 and 49 could have denser breasts, which could mean screenings more unreliable. that could mean more false positives, higher tests and higher costs and more pain for the patient. one of the most high-powered organizations which disagrees with the american cancer society, which still recommends the routine annual screening. >> the reason we make that recomm
that this is a constructive relationship. the chinese now will be visiting the united states next year as the president invited him. he wraps up tonight with a state dinner and plays tourist tomorrow. dan? >> wow, very historic visit. chuck todd for us in beijing. thank you. >>> a government panel of doctors and scientists issued a stunning reversal of decades of conventional medical wisdom when it comes to breast cancer screening. the panel says women should stop getting mammograms in their 40s and instead wait until their 50s. the panel concluded getting screens so early and so often has triggered too many false alarms, unnecessary biopsies, and no real improvement in odds for survival. the panel also flatly rejected the effectiveness of breast self-examinations suggesting that women should no longer be taught how to do them. harshly criticized by the american cancer society and other groups will likely influence coverage of mammograms coverage by medicare and many insurance companies. >>> in a case highlighting the pressures of service in family, a 21-year-old army specialist is facing possible crim
to understand the importance of the railroad to the united states and to the world at that time. before the railroad came along, the only way to get across the country, or from any points, was either by horse and carriage, or by canal, which was very slow. the railroad revolutionized the ability to move across the country, and they became an extraordinarily powerful business. >> so powerful in fact, that in 1947, over 65 million people - the equivalent of almost half our nation's population at the time - passed through grand central in just one year. that gave birth to a popular saying in the 1940s, "busier than grand central station." except, that name is not quite correct. >> the real name of this building is grand central terminal. and the reason for that is that the trains terminate here. >> of course, trains also "originate" from here as well. grand central is a sprawling complex of ramps, stores, tracks, and huge spaces. >> what you see actually here is what we like to say is the tip of the iceberg. there's so much more that goes on behind the scenes. this is just the public port
to the united states is a huge problem for the united states -- and transferring the terrorist suspects. one man is hoping to sell it to uncle sam and revitalize an economically struggling community. >> it is a state-of-the-art facility build about eight years ago. it has thousands of beds. >> fewer than 100 would be occupied by prisoners held at guantanamo, but it could be a tough sell to those who do not want terrorists in their backyards. >> they are going to erect an even more secure perimeter. >> on friday, the justice department announced the most vitoria's prisoner, khalid shaikh mohammed, and others are headed for trial in a new york federal court -- the most notorious prisoner. some say they are just handing him a stage. >> his wish is to be brought to new york, and it really makes no sense to me to be granting his wish. he should be tried in a military tribunal. >> but secretary of state hillary clinton, a new york senator on 9/11, says the trial is not as important as its outcome. >> the most important thing for me is that they pay the ultimate price for what they did to us. >> bringi
. >> a united states senate makes a critical vote in the health-care debate. that story is coming up. >> we are watching a storm to the south. we will talk abo >> live, local, late-breaking. this is wbal tv 11 news at 6 in hd. >> baltimore's mayor is keeping up appearances as her fate rests in the hands of the jury. our big story tonight is the criminal trial of baltimore mayor sheila dixon after the jury in her theft trial was sent home to the weekend. she got back to work. we are live downtown with details. >> the jury may be hung once again, but the mayor is out and about, keeping up with her public schedule even though the fate of her trial still hangs in the balance. just a short time ago, the mayor welcome at santa for the first meeting at the inner harbor. we tried to ask her how she was holding up after the 10-our jury deliberation, and still no verdict. she did not respond today, but earlier she was at a dedication for the park, and she told 11 news that she was keeping up with your schedule as planned. >> i am here, out, continuing to work. >> ready for this all to be over? >> of
state in the united states. and what that results in is young people from every walk of life competing against each other, but also receiving recognition alongside one another. >> reporter: so get out your paintbrushes and pens. maybe next year, we'll be seeing your work exhibited here. for "teen kids news," i'm kristen. >> you can find out more about this annual event by checking the link on our website, teenkidsnews.com. [whistle blowing] visit... >>> sometimes it's the little things we can do that make a big difference. that's where "make a child smile" comes in.x www.makeachildsmile.org is a website that lists the addresses of dozens of kids battling serious illnesses. all you have to do is pick up a card at a local store and write one of these kids some encouraging words. it should only take about 10 minutes of your time, but it could make a world of difference to a sick kid. >>> it's called the "red list." an international conservation group's list of species that might be dying out. the list comes out every ten years, and this time it's a shocker. at least 25%, one in four, spe
to eulogize the youngest victim. >> he was proud to represent his family, the state of utah and the united states of america. >> reporter: local residents showed support outside ft. hood, doctors said many soldiers wounded in the shootings thursday have gone home and almost all are out of intensive care now. but some will face life-long challenges. >> there's a possibility that some of these patients will be physically impaired for the rest of their life and there's no doubt that many of them will be psychologically impaired for the rest of their lives. >> reporter: investigators piecing together the crime seen say they have no reason to believe the alleged gunman, army major nidal malik hasan had any accomplices. >> all evidence at this point indicates the suspect allegedly acted alone. a in the actual shootings. >> reporter: investigators say they have no evidence that friendly fire from soldiers or police hit any of the victims. hasan is being treated away from ft. hood. >> the suspect major hasan remains hospitalized in san antonio. we understand he remains in icu as no longer on a ven
and in the trip's major speech calling himself america's first pacific president. >> i know that the united states has been disengaged from many of these organizations in recent years, so let me be clear, those days have passed. >> reporter: the united states and asia are increasingly interdependent. the u.s. has borrowed hundreds of billions of dollars from china and japan. in turn, their economies are reliant on the big consumer appetite of americans and china in particular, where the president will travel tomorrow, is key on security issues like iran and north korea. >> asia as a region is more important to the united states from a trade and security perspective than perhaps any other region of the world. >> reporter: but as the president travels the region this week, his agenda is partly overshadowed by the looming decision on afghanistan. allies are anxious to know what the administration's strategy will be. aides say additional national security meetings are a possibility upon the president's return, but mr. obama promises a decision soon. >> i recognize that there have been critics of the p
't grieve for us. >> reporter: all who died here were then eulogized by the president of the united states. >> their memory will be honored in the places they lived and by the people they touched. their life's work is our security, and the freedom that we all too often take for granted. >> reporter: president obama told a story about each of the fallen. >> specialist jason hunt -- >> reporter: many from small towns across the country, and he addressed the particular shock by the way they all died. >> they were killed here on american soil in the heart of this great state and the heart of this great american community. this is the fact that makes the tragedy even more painful, even more incomprehensible. >> reporter: when the speeches were done, it was time for another tradition, reverberating across the parade ground. ♪ amazing grace >> reporter: and then the families stepped forward to pay their respects, sons and daughters, husbands and wives and parents, facing the enormity of their loss. and a theme repeated over and over today is that most who died were members of this nation's all-
. the president of the united states face-to-face with a pair of unindicted party guests, who turned out to be aspiring reality tv stars. the secret service is embarrassed. it is still not exactly clear how they waltzed into the white house dinner honoring india's prime minister. they cozied up to vice-president biden and a host of other partygoers. she and her husband are reportedly ready to tell their side of the story on monday. on her face but page, michaele says she was honored to be invited. her lawyer insists there were clear by the white house. but the secret service's their names are not on the guest list, and they should have been prohibited from entering their been entirely. >> ronald kessler wrote a book about the secret service, which he says has a dangerous habit of putting security corners. >> they could have taken a ninth of the table and stabbed the president. >> the secret service has questioned the couple. some believe they could be facing criminal charges, a steep price to pay for 15 minutes of fame. she is said to be a onetime member of the washington redskins cheerl
in the united states. he has spent much of his 17-year tenure -- jim smith says his passion and vision made the university a premier institution of higher learning. >> there has been a controversial announcement from the obama administration. khalid sheikh mohammed is the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and will be tried in new york. >> attorney general eric holder said he would not have made this decision if he was not absolutely confident that all five suspects would be convicted and likely face the death penalty. more than eight years after the september 11 attack, alleged mastermind khalid sheikh mohammed and four other suspects will be going to trial. >> they will be brought to new york to answer for their alleged crimes blocks away from where the twin towers once stood. >> he was to be prosecuted at guantanamo bay. president obama has pledged to close the prison and move some cases to u.s. courts. >> i am convinced that khalid sheikh mohammed will be subject to the most exacting demands of justice. >> while civil rights groups praised the move, others called it is respo
. these are not small issues. it is not written in stone that the united states of america will be as strong as we have been for the decades and centuries to come. you only have to be a casual student to understand that strong countries used to be strong em pirps have to renew themselves at moments of challenge. we led in the industrial revolution. we led in the information revolution. we have to lead in the green revolution and china and india and other countries are aggressively in that space. so this is what he's asking people to do is not necessarily thing that is the short-term benefit will be clear in the next election or the one after that or the one after that. washington has failed the country because they refuse to do the tough things that we all know we have to do. if we don't make the right progress on health care and energy, our economy is going to struggle for decades to come. >> all goals but you are in the politics business k. he take the message without suffering losses next year? >> well, everyone in washington wants to predict what happens next fall. this thing has 20 lifetimes. i th
and everyone of you here today, and god bless the united states of america. >> much more ahead. >> and we will take a look to one of your answers to the water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at the winning lottery numbers from last night. the luck. ( tires screeching ) ♪ people say i'm forgetful. ( horn honking ) maybe that's why we go to so many memorable places. love the road you're on. the all-new subaru outback. >> the ravens are back, this morning very much alive in the playoff race. 16-0 ab to the browns. the first shutout in three years for the ravens. 5-4 is the record. the cleveland fans in new their office would not score points. joe flacco to derrick mason. he runs away. out of bounds at the 13. ray rice, the touchdown machine. his first touchdown against the browns on july 27. he's coarsest to get here. the ravens get some more points. suggs escorts him in. the defense is not forget. they sat this player four *. s acked -- sacked this player 4 times. >> anytime there is a shut out, it is a credit to your defense. we had difficult formations and alignments. they
of utah, and the united states of america. >> reporter: a senior fbi official tells nbc news that a search of nidal malik hasan's e-mails, computers, and phone records has turned up nothing that would change the original assessment that he acted alone. investigators also found no notes or videos left behind by hasan. as the investigation into the shooting continues, a question has been raised about whether some of the victims were hit by friendly fire, given the number of wounds and shots reported. >> it's difficult for me to conceive of one man, an inexpert man, wielding two pistols, changing magazines to fire 100 shots with nothing further happening. >> reporter: the military though denies the friendly fire allegations. amid concerns that muslim-americans might now face a backlash as seen on this sign outside ft. hood, president obama in his internet address spoke about the value of diversity in the military. >> there are christians and muslims, jews and hindus, and nonbelievers thp they a er nonbelievers. they reflect the disveversity t make this is america. what they share is a patriot
program that the united states is currently pursuing is one that is on an unsustainable trajectory. >> reporter: the president has yet to decide whether to ask congress for more money and continue with the ares 1 on a return lunar mission. but for many space enthusiasts finding water has only whet the appetite for a return trip to the moon. so where did all this water come from? possibly from comets pounding the moon over and over again. and if that's the truth, then all that water and all that ice might hold secrets to the history of the solar system. in the words of one nasa scientist, "this ain't your father's moon." brian? >> tom costello with a lot of water next to him in washington starting us off on a friday night. tom, thanks. >>> more new numbers on swine flu out tonight from the centers for disease control. flu deaths in children in this country surged last week to 35. that's just in the space of seven days. it's the highest number since the cdc started keeping track. the h1n1 swine flu now reported widespread in almost the entire country. 46 out of 50 states. there is so
. >> doubles the united states of america. thank you very much. -- god bless the united states of america. >> more trauma concerning michael jackson's memorial service. one party is saying they are being below the -- bullied into paying costs. investigators found a body of schneider davis. -- of davis. shaniya >> new tonight at 530, the owner of the mall has a lot of debate about a casino at the mall. the city council is set to make a zoning decision next month, but this -- of the store's owner tells them to bring it on. >> simon property group is the indianapolis-based company that owns the randall mills and said they took the unusual step for advocating for one potential tenant to bring slots out publicly for the first time. >> >> greg goodman is president of the company that runs the mall. his first point is that anyone that says a slot for the family nature of the mall, no one has the greater reason to protect what there is now than he does. >> we have a center that is 100% leased with the parking lot filled every weekend. we -- this was very successful. we did not have to do this. af
urging abdullah to stay engaged in the national dialogue, and she said the united states will support the next afghan president. richard engel, nbc news, kabul. >>> the white house has been waiting a resolution to the afghan election before deciding on a new military strategy. let's bring in nbc's mike mckhaira at the white house tonight. will we hear a decision from the president very soon? >> reporter: the president was told and apprised of the situation in afghanistan today en route to new jersey where he made a campaign swing. he talked to his national security adviser, general jim jones. the first thing you have to know about reaction a lot feel it could have been worst. dr. abdullah did not call for any boycott of the election or protests. in their public statements secretary of state clinton praised abdullah saying that he ran a dignified and constructive campaign. david axelrod said dr dr. abdullah's withdrawal statement was moderate. what we know about the process for a new strategy in afghanistan, the president met on friday with the joint chiefs of staff. it was the seventh
is fighting a hot war against its own taliban insurgency. the united states walked away from the tight of the taliban in the next country over in afghanistan it could create a vacuum and create a big problem. the president knows it. the president has to say that to the country so people get it. chris: andrea, he said before, rather george w. before, president for eight years, said if we don't fight them there we'll fight them here but now we have the nuclear thing on top of al qaeda. >> it's the domino theory. it's an argument the president has been making and he has to make it an issue of national security for the united states. he has to explain what's at stake and it can't be nation building in afghanistan. no one thinks that's possible. he has to say this is critical for saving us from terrorism at home. chris: the problem is we've had eight years of a republican president saying that very argument, fight them there or fight them here, has that gotten too old and are the american people ready to push him back on that? >> you'll hear him sort of lowering the stakes, saying it's not
task force is shopping for potential locations here in the united states to house terror suspects from guantanamo bay. illinois officials said today a prison there is among those being considered to house detainees once gitmo is closed, likely sometime next year. all this comes just days after the obama administration announced it would try 9/11 suspects at a federal court here in new york. and that decision sparked a new round of outrage today, from among others the man who was mayor of new york at the time of the attacks. we have two reports starting with nbc's jeff rossen. >> reporter: returning to the scene of the crime amid new fears, alleged 9/11 mastermind khalid shaikh mohammed and four other accused plotters will stand trial not before a military tribunal at guantanamo bay, but instead inside a federal courthouse, just blocks from ground zero. this weekend the political line in the sand with outrage on the right. >> maybe the obama administration doesn't think we're at war with them, but they're very clear on the fact that they're at war with us. >> they're going to do everyth
and to vent their hatred toward the united states and israel. but in an ironic twist, the opposition movement are also planning anti-government rallies across the city. defeated presidential candidate karubi joined the crowd, but according to reports he fell to the ground after being overcome by tear gas. witnesses say his supporters carried him to his car, which plainclothes militia attacked as it drove away. the opposition has so far refused to back down. on a day when anti-american sentiment runs high, the opposition was looking for support from president obama. >> obama! obama! >> reporter: chanting "obama, obama, either you're with them or you're with us." opposition has also vowed to convert all future holidays into opportunities for political protests. ali aruzi, nbc news, tehran. >>> when "nightly news" continues on this wednesday evening, great sadness and unanswered questions after three college softball players are found dead. >>> and later, tom brokaw continues his journey along u.s. highway 50 and finds a place including new wood-grilled shrimp with a teriyaki glaze. it's endless
by authorities there, would they have trouble re-entering the united states? >> you know, that's a danger. here's an even bigger danger. if they do come back and her daughter's convicted, would they be disallowed visitation and entering into italy. >> at one point you had thought about coming here for the end of the trial -- going to italy, i'm sorry, for the end of the trial and decided against it. why is that? >> because i guess i'm a lawyer and can't practice law if i'm in italy or i'm in jail or indicted for a felony. you know, the threat is real. we can speak out here. we take that for granted that we can do that in this system, including lawyers and parties. but look what just happened in italy. >> but do you believe you yourself would be charged if you went over there for something? >> well, i can't take the chance. i've said the same thing that the parents have said, they've been investigated for and maybe charged which is that amanda was abused during the interrogation. they said that's defamation, criminal libel in italy. >> i know that you and amanda's family are hoping for the best
a pocket. this case you cited in the united states, resistant to the antiviral drugs. what the cdc is saying, a couple of clusters of, we're watching it, but in no way are we suddenly watching this crazy mutated virus that's sweeping the world. just two pockets we're keeping our eyes on. >> distribution not up to what the cdc would hope, but 54 million doses shipped as of this week. numbers aren't that great yet. >> no, it's been a pokey, slow process for getting this vaccine out. nowhere near the numbers we want. nonetheless, about 10 million new viral -- or vaccine doses available every week. what you really have to do is just keep on the phone lines, go to google, go to the flu.gov and see where there is vaccine near you. here's what people have to remember though. still get your h1n1 when you can, when it comes near you, and then get ready, because the seasonal flu hasn't hit yet. that's going to be later this fall. >> don't forget to get that shot. >> that is available everywhere. >> right now this vaccine is still being directed at those most vulnerable. high-risk. someone li
by literally delivering the vaccines that exist in the united states today and cutting down the lag and the amount of time it takes to get those vaccines to developing worlds, and while we can invest some of our money in that it takes an enormous amount of government funding and equipment to get those vaccines out. and the other piece we help which is really the research, getting the new vaccines created that are just for the poor children, so new vaccine for pneumonia, for die rheal disease that exists in the developing world. >> part of what you're talking about is there are government programs that are working that people may not realize are working. >> absolutely. and that's part of the news we want to get out especially the president's emergency plan for aids relief petbar, has delivered to africa who are living today because they got these lifesaving drugs against hiv aids. that's up from only 155,000 people five years ago so it's really when we go out and travel there's immense hope about aids in africa today because of that specific program and that specific american investm
their operations here in terms of increasing sales back in the united states. >> in beijing today mr. obama meets with chinese president tao. tensions may rise over economic issues. the u.s. is a huge market for china's cheap products. china has largely financed america's deficit, lending hundreds of billions to fund stimulus efforts here. president obama will spend two days in beijing, combating climate change and nuclear programs in iran and north korea top the agenda there. in washington, brook hart, wbal-tv 11 news. >> the parents of a student say their son is in serious physical danger whenever he attends school. not from violence or bully but from perfume. the 14-year-old student in question suffers from severe asthma, which his parents say is triggered by cologne, perfume and screnlted products. they're asking the school board to ban fragrances from school. the school board says they'll most likely consider the matter next month. that brings us to our "watercooler question of the day." should a school system enact a ban on colognes, perfumes and other scented products on school property be
of the west, western europe as well as the united states. >> helmut schmidt, not as a chancellor of germany and a former minister of defense, but as a german, how have you reacted to the events of these last days? >> well, it was a great joy. i might tell you that i was in the area for two days just at the eve of these events and i felt a great joy in my heart and i think most germans did. >> as the wall falls, one journalist broadcasts live from the scene of this world changing event. nbc's own tom brokaw. >> the western german police have moved in here suggesting they move back saying that the situation is already complicated enough, but it doesn't seem to make any difference. the people are here to celebrate freedom. >> and we go live now to tom at that very same spot where he stood 20 years ago. tom, it is very good to see you. talk a little bit about the spontaneity of that night. >> reporter: well, the events just unfolded completely beyond our control. i had come here two days earlier to report on the turmoil in the eastern side not having any idea that the wall would come down and t
? they raised their white hand -- their right hand and swear to uphold the constitution of the united states. you're going to take into account anyone who should not go because they are a danger to themselves or their unit. but everybody has to do what they signed up to do. >> there is continuing coverage of the tragedy at fort hood on our website wbaltv.com. there, you can hear recounts of tragic events you can find the link on top of our home page. >> tonight, baltimore city police have set up a tip line to help find the person forepersons responsible for a string of rapes. authorities are investigating eight rapes since october 30. police released this sketch of a possible suspect. >> but the sketched out on face book and twitter. we just want to continue hammering it out until we find this guy. >> residents can reach the tip line by dialing888-223-00233. that line is staffed 24/7 by detectives. city police are working to dispatch information to buy stops and also will stations. a high-school football coach says a senseless act by some students has cost him his car. last thursday, he left
for the first time. as president of the united states. the expectations in asia are quite high. >> he will lay out his as a policy in a speech tonight. nicole killian reporting from washington. >> 5:37, 48 degrees on tv hill. statistics on adults smoking, how maryland ranks and what the experts think affected the numbers. >> women under growing -- women undergoing mastectomies, a possible way to regrow breast tissue. >> we will tell you captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> welcome back. this is a live picture of the downtown area. 52 degrees at the maryland science center. temperatures will hold steady, basically. high in the low 50's. the rain won't be as widespread as yesterday. that is good news. a few scattered showers off and on all day. to the wind won't change. it will be the same as thursday. gusting over 30 miles an hour at times. maybe up to 40 over the open waters of the chesapeake bay. temperatures in the upper 40's bandlow 50's with often on light rain showers. it will be windy. that is the forecast through the day. we will look at the seven-day fo
, i do believe that. >> i would rather her have a talk show rather than vice president of the united states. but i still like her. >> reporter: she was always a draw in the michigan heartland but the mccain/palin ticket fell behind. in going rogue she says, they should make a quick run over the state line to hold a grassroots rally. she said it would be fast, it would be free, it would be maverick-y. the campaign said no, so she promised to return. leaving the door open to politics. >> what do you think of the news week cover? >> i think this is quite cheesy and i never would have posed for news week in shorts. >> john mccain came out swinging said he agrees with steve schmidt. >> i have great respect for john mccain. >> reporter: tonight palin made it clear that if she decides on a political future, she'll be going rogue, taking on the republican establishment. andrea mitchell, nbc news, grand rapids, michigan. >>> now here's a look at some other stories making news "early today" in america. >>> a heated police shoot-out in cincinnati was captured on camera. an armed suspect fled hi
with a stop in japan, where the leader declared himself america's first pacific president. >> the united states looks to strengthen alliances and build new partnerships with the nations of this region. >> he met with the royal family of japan and reached out to top business leaders, promising a new era of cooperation. after a stop in china, he is going to south korea. demonstrators are already protesting against the president and the u.s. war in afghanistan. before heading to china, the president promised to work with that new economic superpower, not try to contain it. wbal-tv 11 news. >> there is continuing coverage of president obama's torah on our website. you can find a slide show of his arrival and his speech in tokyo. it is all at wbaltv.com. state police are investigating a collision that killed a husband and wife in northern hartford county. the crash happened near the intersection of route 543 and 440 are around 4:00 this morning. the driver of another vehicle lost control and hit the couple. investigators confirmed a died at the scene. a passenger that was traveling with the c
agreement between the united states and south korea that is still not ratified by the u.s. the president will also address troops, american troops that are stationed in south korea when he is there before he leaves back for the states. president obama did sit down with me for an interview before he left beijing. we touched on a number of topics, afghanistan, the khalid shake mow ham tuhammamuhammad, presidency is taking a physical toll on him or not. you'll see all of those questions and answer later on the "today" show and later on msnbc. back to you, christina. >> thanks so much, chuck. don't miss chuck todd's interview which airs this morning on 7:00 a.m. on "today" right here on this nbc station. >>> well, faced with a new obstacle to the middle east peace process, the white house is delivering sharp criticism of israel's plans to build 900 new housing units in the east jerusalem neighborhood. the white house has called for israel to halt its construction in the area and said it's, quote, dismayed by the plan to proceed. land that was captured back in 1967 but claimed as preliminarie
have known each other for 20 years, but the united states sent billions of dollars into russia and sent the best expert there is to help them create a market economy, so much of that money went into private bank accounts of those who still have their hand on the levers of power in russia. the money simply disappeared in many instances. i don't think we were at all prepared for how unprepared russia would be to create a market economy. someone said to me here on the last couple of days, the communists always had a plan for how they would take over the west, the west didn't have a plan for how it would take over the communist empire once it fell down. i think that's a pretty good summary. >> quickly, tom, as a journalist there were few occasions when you can witness and report on something that you know is world-changing instantly, that had to be a feeling you had 20 years ago. >> reporter: as i said here getting ready to go on the air and saying to the control room in new york, there is no script. i'm going to have to ad lib by my through this because it is utter chaos and changing const
. >> the united states looks to strengthen old alliances and build new partnerships. of them he met with the royal family of japan and reached out to top business leaders, promising a new era of cooperation. after a stop in china, he is headed to south korea, where demonstrators are already protesting against the president and the u.s. war in afghanistan. before heading to china, the president promised to work with the new economic superpower, not try to contain it. >>> the u.s. army has ordered an investigation at arlington national cemetery. army secretary said it will look into the alleged loss of accountability of graves and poor record keeping. it reports reveal cemetery workers last year mistakenly buried cremated remains at a grave site that was already in use. the army also learned an unmarked grave was discovered back in 2003, the army says cemetery officials did not act on the matter until this year. >>> suicide among active duty troops are set to make a new record. the army says there have been 133 suicides this year, seven less than last year. the 133 suicides between january and octob
in the united states. he wants to bring five of them to new york for trial. he believes they should be held responsible for their actions. republicans are questioning his decision. >> it will provide khalid sheikh mohammed the opportunity to be a hero among al qaeda sympathizers. >> i am not scared of what khalid sheikh mohammed has to say at trial, and no one else needs to be afraid either. >> president obama is predicted that he will be convicted and executed. >> in tonight's medical alert, senate majority leader harry reid has taken the wraps off health care legislation. the cost, $849 billion over the next decade. he said the legislation will save lives, money, and help medicare. centers are expected to debate that bill later this week. also, a new debate is brewing about mammograms and when women should start getting them. on monday, a government panel recommended that women not at risk for breast cancer need not scheduled a first mammogram until they turn 50, and then only needed to be checked every two years. that recommendation is a complete break from the american cancer society's
into the united states territory as we head into early next week. it brushes past cancun sunday evening with 50 mile an hour winds and by tuesday it is in the gulf of mexico. remember, the hurricane season officially goes until the end of november. small craft advisory on our bay tomorrow. waves around 2 feet. 51 tomorrow, with sunny skies and strong northwest winds. the winds diminish tomorrow night but we bounced back to 60 saturday, 68 sunday, and it should hit 70 monday before the next cold front arrives on tuesday. >> the ravens prepare for sunday's rematch with the bengals. they have to dominate the middle of the field, something they did not do in the week 5 loss to cincinnati. it was not a point of pride for john harbaugh, but the penalties may serve the ravens on sunday as they try to force more turnovers and intimidate the bindles. ray lewis nearly decapitated chad ochocinco. lewis did not like paying a fine, but he knows that every being a receiver will remember that hit every time they go up the middle this sunday in cincinnati against the ravens. >> that is what i do, just like wha
but it is a tropical system that may impact the united states next week. 50 degrees tomorrow, gusty winds. we will probably hit 70 degrees on monday before the next cold front arrives on tuesday. >> the high school football season gets set to finish. , next in sports. >> now, even sports with gerry sandusky. >> the last time the ravens faced the bangles, 120 yards rushing, the first running back in many games to earn that many yards. sunday, they get a chance to make good. as pete gilbert reports, that stops -- that starts with stopping him. >> the rate of only gave about 17 points to cincinnati the last time. even coming off of day win, the smiles disappeared. >> running the ball extremely hard. sometimes you have games like that. they took advantage. >> his revival wreaked havoc on more than just the ravens. the last time in baltimore, he shredded a very proud defense for 120 yards and a touchdown. how do they prevent a repeat on sunday in cincinnati? >> we have the players that have done it before so we have decided we have to work on technique and do those kind of things. that is what we
know there is a lot of red tape, but we are saying to our congress people and senators, united states president, we need you to look at this issue and put this on a fast track. >> the u.s. labor department says it cannot comment because this case is still under investigation. well, like many people, a maryland man hired a debt settler to help him get out from under, but now he is in worst shape than before. we expose a local company accused of taking millions from consumers nationwide and providing them little to no help. here is barry simms. >> this home in cecil county, jim watches the flow of the river and reflects on his financial turmoil and tried to bridge the gap and relied on credit cards. >> it was like, free money until it came time to pay and it was like no. and it sounds silly, but nevertheless, that's the way it was. >> caught up in credit card debt, wilson paid $500, nearly half of his monthly income as a down payment for the services of the frederick law graup. the company was supposed to help wilson settle debts and he says that never happened. >> i know there has got
that the united states has new complicated, almost unprecedented economic ties. nevertheless, opening his first visit to that country, the president politely but firmly pressed for greater freedoms there, including unsensored access to the internet. nbc chief white house correspondent chuck todd is traveling with the president. he joins frus shanghai this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. you put it really well saying it was a polite little tag at the china nie chinese government in particular on the internet. he was asked pointedly by a question that actually was gotten through the internet by the u.s. embassy about, for instance, the fact that they can't access twitter or facebook here in china. the president responded. he goes, look, sometimes i wish there weren't such an easy way for critics to criticize him, that the internet allows for this. but he says that criticism makes him a better leader. touched on a few other issues, including he was asked about the touchy relationship that the u.s. has with taiwan, which is usually a thorn in u.s./chinese relati
to think we would have been situation occurring at a military base in the united states. >> while the chaos played out, the congressman was unaware. he was sequestered with no telephones in the house intelligence committee hearing. he says there is still much to be learned about this before any conclusions or lessons are possible, but he is especially concerned about where the tragedy took place. >> what is happening in iraq and afghanistan is difficult enough. when we lose men and women on behalf of our country. but do have a military base where we should be secure, where we are training people to protect our country, to have an incident like this is disheartening. >> somebody working in a major trauma center, uri a lot about your ability to respond if in that type of wason. >> this doctor is a surgeon at the university of maryland medical center shock trauma. he says a mass casualty situation like this one would be too much for shock trauma to handle. he says patients would have to be sent to many area hospitals. >> we have a large number of trauma centers to be able to split apart some o
1000 words and then some, the president of the united states face-to-face with a pair of uninvited party guests who turned out to be aspiring reality tv stars. official washington is in dignity, the secret service embarrassed. it is still not exactly clear how the salahi couple crashed the dinner honoring the indian prime minister. they manage to cozy up to vice president joe biden and a host of other a list partygoers. salahi was being taped for a broad vote series called "the real housewives." she said she was honored to be invited. their lawyer insists they were invited by the white house. the secret service now says their names were not on the guest list. they should have been prohibited from entering the event. >> this time it was a nice pretty blonde, the next time it could be an assassin. >> has a dangerous habit of cutting security corners. >> they could have had anthrax, they could have stabbed the president. >> the secret service has questioned the couple and some legal experts believe they could be facing criminal charges, a price to pay for 50 minutes of fame. she was s
colleagues just received a call from the president of the united states. barack obama congratulating us on a great victory for the american people. >> the day began with president obama traveling to capitol hill to make sure democrats supported the bill. late in the evening, it passed a key hurdle. >> the amendment is adopted. >> an amendment banning government-funded abortions. it was demanded by moderate democrats. republicans condemned the health care reform plan as a washington power grab. >> how does it have to get before we stop the out-of-control spending. >> republicans presented a counter offer they said was cheaper and doesn't force people to get insurance coverage. >> the health care system in america needs reform, but the pelosi plan is the wrong prescription. >> democrats say their bill covers more than 36 million who can't get or afford insurance now. >> this isn't the pelosi plan. this is a plan for all of america. >> in washington, a showdown on landmark legislation, but not the end of the fight. the senate still has to take up its own version of the bill, and the presid
is the president of the united states, bush was the president. i respected both of them because of their position. i didn't always agree with them and i don't always agree with obama or bush but they were the president of united states. and when you are under a microscope every single day, everything that you do, you are going to have tendencies back and forth. and right now we are still in a resgs. we still have problem with jobs. so people aren't happy right now. >> and problems paying for college. tomorrow you're holding a congressional forum on paying for college arguing that there really is help out there. >> i think one of the most important things you can do is when students want to go to college, we should help them go to college. we pass the bim that will give a lot more money and we're going to help students go to college. that's what makes our country the best country in the world and i'm having forums throughout my district with parents and students and juniors and seniors in high school to help them seek out the money that will help them go to a college if they want to go to college.
to the united states? and quite frankly afghanistan is important for our fight against terrorism as is pakistan. now, the legitimatesy of the afghan government is something for the people to determine. quite frankly, i think none of us would accept the type of election process they have in that country. >> but is there not that nexus between the legitimatesy and the cribblet of its democracy -- credibility in terms of it becoming a peaceful place? >> no question about it. there is a concern about whether the government can maintain the type of legitimatesy that's important to protect the rights of all citizens and to help us in our fight against terrorism. so we are concerned about the legitimatesy and the strength of the afghan government. quite frankly, mr. carsi has had a checkered past and i think that's of concern. but our concern is whether we can have an effective campaign against terrorism in afghanistan and pakistan to protect the interests of the united states. >> to health care. the senator expected to begin debate within two weeks on the bill crafted by the majority leader. how do y
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